The SIS Annual Meeting - Chicago, Illinois - Research Presenters
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/15/2018 to 8/18/2018
When: August 15-18, 2018
Where: Hilton Chicago
Chicago, Illinois 
United States


Online registration is available until: 8/15/2018
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Controversies and Challenges of Spine Intervention
August 15-18, 2018

Make Your Reservation at the Hilton Chicago. Then, with Your Code from the Hotel
Register for the Meeting
at a Special Discount

Join your colleagues in Chicago for the SIS 2018 Annual Meeting, which will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to overcome the controversies and challenges of spine intervention. To secure the best Annual Meeting registration rates listed below, be sure to make your hotel reservation at the Hilton Chicago before completing your SIS meeting registration. Book your hotel and register for the Annual Meeting prior to June 20, 2018 for these exclusive rates:

Physician Members - $775
Fellows/Residents and Military Members - $300
Allied Health Professionals - $475
Non-Members - $1,175

As a selected research presenter, you receive $100 off your registration rate. To secure your lowest rate, make your hotel reservation prior to registering for the Annual Meeting. See details above.

Cancellation Policy
The Spine Intervention Society requires cancellation at least 21 days prior to the activity to receive a refund less a $150 administrative fee. Cancellation less than 21 days prior will result in forfeiture of all fees. SIS reserves the right to cancel this event due to circumstances beyond its control. The Society assumes no financial obligation to registrants for possible costs incurred.


Disclaimers
The material presented at the activity is made available for educational purposes only. The material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed; rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of a speaker which may be helpful to others who face similar situations. SIS disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages to any individual attending the meeting and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals whether these claims are asserted by physicians or any other person. On occasion, slight changes in meeting content or speakers may occur after the program has been distributed. Any further changes from the published programs will be announced at the beginning of the session.

 

Photography Disclaimer
By virtue of participation in the activity, attendees agree to hold harmless and indemnify the Society from any and all claims involving the use of their picture or likeness. The Society reserves the right to use any photographs or videos taken at the activity without the expressed written permission of those included within. The Society may record your likeness, image, voice, sound effects, interview, and performance and edit and incorporate such recording into formats, including but not limited to, educational, literary, and/or promotional materials such as advertising, website, and social media content with or without the participant’s name.

SIS shall retain final editorial, artistic, and technical control of the recording and content from the activity and may use and authorize others to use the recording, and any portions thereof, in all markets, manner, and media, whether now known or hereafter developed, throughout the universe in perpetuity. SIS and/or its successors and assignees, shall own all rights, title, and interest, including the copyright, in and to the recording and related materials to be used and disposed of without limitation, as SIS shall determine.

 

Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers at a Spine Intervention Society (SIS) activity are required to agree to the following code of conduct. SIS staff will enforce this code throughout the event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

SIS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free activity for everyone, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, gender identity, or gender expression.

Harassment includes offensive verbal or written comments related to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, gender identity, or gender expression; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

SIS has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination or harassment, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our activities. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, SIS asks that you inform either Margaret Klys, MJ, CAE, Executive Director/CEO, at mklys@spineintervention.org  or 708.505.9416 or Anne Rounds, CMP, HMCC, Director of Meetings, at arounds@spineintervention.org  or 415.385.7462.

We expect all participants to follow the SIS Code of Conduct during the event.  This includes activity-related social events at off-site locations and in related online communities and social media. Participants asked to cease any inappropriate behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Conference participants who violate this Code of Conduct may be given a warning or be expelled from the conference without a refund. SIS reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future activity.


Disclosure Policy
SIS plans and implements educational activities in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Criteria and Standards for Commercial Support to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. As an ACCME-accredited provider, the Society’s policy requires program speakers, moderators, committee chairs, committee members, planners, and staff to disclose all financial relationships they may have or have had within the last twelve (12) months with commercial interests whose products or services may impact their presentation.

The activity planning committee and/or Education Division reviews all disclosures prior to presentation and has a process of resolution that, if not satisfied, results in the removal of the speaker. The intent of this policy is not to prevent expert speakers with relevant relationship(s), with commercial interest(s), or other interests from involvement in CME but rather to ensure that the Society’s CME activities promote quality and safety, are effective in improving medical practice, are based on valid content, and are independent from commercial interests and free of commercial bias. Disclosure information will be made available to all participants at this meeting. Speakers are also required to disclose this information to participants verbally and on their introductory slide at the beginning of each presentation.

To ensure the integrity of members, volunteers, and leaders and to maintain public confidence, SIS has adopted a policy of uniform disclosure of financial relationships. Any individual participating in a sponsored activity must disclose to the audience any financial relationship in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g. stocks, stock options, or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities for which remuneration is received or expected.

 

Commercial Support Disclosure
The Society fully complies with all ACCME requirements for commercial support and maintains a separation of promotion from education. The content or format of SIS CME activities, and related materials, promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest. The Spine Intervention Society is a non-profit medical society. Revenues from this and all courses are used for future research and educational endeavors.

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Disclosure
If a device or drug requiring U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval is identified as an important component of a presentation, the author must indicate the FDA status of those devices or drugs as “Approved,” “Investigational,” or “Not Approved” for distribution within the United States. The FDA has stated it is the responsibility of the physician to determine the FDA status of each drug or device that he or she wishes to use in clinical practice and to use these products in compliance with applicable law.

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